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Billy Taggart (Mark Wahlberg), an ex-cop, is asked by the mayor of New York City (Russell Crowe) to find out with whom his wife (Catherine Zeta-Jones) is having an affair. But revealing the secret identity opens the door to a much bigger and more dangerous scandal.

MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language, some sexual content and violence.

Why is Broken City rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Broken City is rated R for for pervasive language, some sexual content and violence.

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Frequent non-graphic violence.

- Brief explicit violence.

- Violent acts shown in a realistic manner with details, blood and tissue damage.

- Depictions of beating and shooting with some blood and detail shown.

- Disturbing scenes.

Sexual Content:

- Breast nudity seen in a sexual content.

- Simulated sexual activity.

- Five instances of sexual language.

- Sexual references and innuendo.

- Embracing and kissing.


Approximately 116 instances of profanity and coarse language, including:

- Pervasive use of the sexual expletive and variations, sometimes in an aggressive or sexual context.

- Frequent use of scatological slang, profanity, cursing, crude sexual references, and vulgar expressions.

-  Infrequent use of sexual slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Frequent portrayals of alcohol use and abuse.

- Tobacco use.

Broken City
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Coarse Language, Sexually Suggestive Scene
Alberta 14A Coarse Language, Violence.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Children, Violence, Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Violence.
Quebec 13+ Violence.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A